Warning: Contains positively mountainous Game of Thrones spoilers.
Jon Snow’s parentage, Arya’s sneakery — all that stuff is interesting, but frankly it’s all a mere distraction from the main question on every true Game of Thrones fan’s lips: When the sweet hell are we going to get Cleganebowl?
I’m not going to go into detail about Cleganebowl here, but if you’re not caught up you can read this handy explainer.
In a nutshell, it’s the much-anticipated showdown between The Hound and The Mountain, which fans have been yearning for ever since we found out good old Sandor isn’t actually dead after all.
Well, just to really ramp the hype into overdrive, actor Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson — aka The Mountain himself — posted this on Instagram shortly before Sunday’s premiere.
Two things of note: 1) Other than Hodor, Rory McCann must be the only Game of Thrones star who makes Bjornsson look normal-sized, and 2) SURELY THAT CHOICE OF PHOTO IS NO ACCIDENT.
He could have posted a picture of anyone from the cast, but to pick his brother?
If that’s not a clear sign that Cleganebowl is definitely, 100 percent happening then frankly I don’t know what is.